How we subsidize fossil fuels. Boing Boing (2010-07-15). The author is mistaken toward the end: all subsidies are evil. But the chart is useful. (Linked Thursday 2010-07-15.)
The doom of the telecomms carriers. Armed and Dangerous (2010-07-15). Technological civilization is awesome. (Cont'd.) (Linked Thursday 2010-07-15.)
How We Got So Sprawly. myglesias, Matthew Yglesias (2010-07-15).
From Alyssa Katz’s excellent profile of the people in the Obama administration working to shift policy away from its anti-urban bias: New measures to reverse the march of spraw may be too little, too late. It took seven decades and trillions in federal investment to create the sprawl that the...(Linked Friday 2010-07-16.)
one thing i notice about statists, whether liberals or. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2010-06-29).
one thing i notice about statists, whether liberals or conservatives: i.e. everybody. they give an argument. i blow it up, twice for good measure. then they give another, perhaps totally incompatible with the first. i vaporize it. then another. then, remarkably, back to the first as though nothing ever happened....(Linked Friday 2010-07-16.)
on the other hand, "politicizing" science is inevitable, and. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2010-07-11).
on the other hand, "politicizing" science is inevitable, and obviously actual science does not directly draw policy conclusions. you sort of get the vague feeling that we could actually be ruled by scientifically discovered facts, or by dudes down in a laboratory somewhere. but ask yourself whether that makes any...(Linked Friday 2010-07-16.)
I can’t count on anybody to understand. (Blogging Against Disablism Day 2010) amandaw, three rivers fog (2010-05-01).
(Cross-posted to FWD/Forward. See more BADD 2010 at Goldfish’s blog.) I’m pretty open about my health issues. To be honest, I don’t know any other way to be. I know how to strategically hide my disabilities from strangers in passing interactions, but from the people with whom I interact on...(Linked Monday 2010-05-10.)
Prison Rape. myglesias, Matthew Yglesias (2010-04-22).
(cc photo by amandabhslater) Excellent post by Liliana Segura: In 1994 in the case Farmer v. Brennan, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a prison official’s “deliberate indifference” to the risk that a trans woman prisoner named Dee Farmer would be raped when placed within the general population of a...(Linked Monday 2010-05-10.)
Welcome: Japan Council Against A&H Bombs. mom_in_las_vegas, Las Vegas Anarchoblogs (2010-05-07).
Welcome: Japan Council Against A&H Bombshttp://pjep.org/actions/?id=4618&t=1273035600The Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (Gensuikyo) was established in September 1955. Since then it has waged various kinds of campaigns for: the prevention of nuclear war; the total ban on and the elimination of nuclear weapons; and support and solidarity with Hibakusha...(Linked Monday 2010-05-10.)
It's just like the time I got confused and accidentally went on an interstate bank-robbing spree. John Markley, The Superfluous Man (2010-05-03).
You know, the frequent attempts I see to excuse flagrant police misbehavior as honest mistakes are seldom very convincing, but at least the excuse is usually applied to acts committed in the field. It's still usually a weak and often absurd excuse, and often applied to situations where the officer's...(Linked Tuesday 2010-05-11.)
A Statement from SubRosa concerning May Day. JC, SubRosa - a community space (2010-05-06).
SubRosa was not involved in the events in downtown Santa Cruz on May Day. SubRosa is a community space that offers literature, art, coffee and performances. Like many businesses downtown, SubRosa provides a public bulletin board for people to post fliers. Jimi Haynes is not and has never been a volunteer...(Linked Tuesday 2010-05-11.)
NYT: ‘Attorney General Eric Holder Backs Miranda Limit for Terror Suspects’ John Gruber, Daring Fireball (2010-05-10).
Disregard for the Bill of Rights is not limited to Republicans: Mr. Holder proposed carving out a broad new exception to the Miranda rights established in a landmark 1966 Supreme Court ruling. It generally forbids prosecutors from using as evidence statements made before suspects have been warned that they have...(Linked Tuesday 2010-05-11.)
Theories as Maps. Will Wilkinson, Will Wilkinson (2010-05-11).
David Schmidtz says theories are like maps; they help us get where we’re trying to go. John Rawls’ theory of justice posits a closed society as a simplifying assumption. If theories are like maps, as Schmidtz says, a simplifying assumption in a theory is like leaving current patterns of traffic...(Linked Wednesday 2010-05-12.)